Postdoctoral Fellow University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education


Postdoctoral FellowCenter for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) and Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a postdoctoral

fellow to conduct research, participate in evaluation projects and develop proposals for

submission for external funding (federal, state, and private) in collaboration with a team of

researchers affiliated with the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment

(CREA two-year position provides excellent

opportunities for collaboration with internationally recognized evaluation and assessment

scholars as well as independent research opportunities. Specific research projects will be based

upon the joint interests of the fellow and the UIUC faculty mentor(s). Four core faculty members

will serve as program mentors: Dr. Stafford Hood (culturally responsive evaluation and

assessment), Dr. Jennifer Greene (mixed-methods research, values-engaged and democratic

evaluation), Dr. Thomas Schwandt (policy evaluation, evidence-based decision making), and Dr.

Katherine Ryan (educational accountability and assessment, school-based evaluation).

Information on the program's affiliated faculty members can be found on the CREA web site.


We welcome applicants from the disciplines of education, related social sciences (psychology,

policy science, economics, sociology), or other suitable fields. Tile ideal candidate will have

expertise in the design of program evaluations or research methodologies (e.g., advanced

statistical methods, quasi-experimental design, ethnographic studies, case studies), with the

objective of gaining substantial knowledge in the other domain. Desirable attributes also include

strong analytic skills, experience with statistical software and large-scale datasets, and an interest

in policy-related research on the education of traditionally undenerved students.

The position is scheduled to begin August I, 2012. Applicants must possess their doctoral degree

before starting the postdoc position. All qualified U.S . citizens and permanent residents will be


To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by March 12,2012 and will

continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. To apply, please complete a candidate profile

at ilttp:// and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and up to two writing

samples. Please also arrange to have three letters ofrecommendltion emailed to Shirley

Berbaum ( Prospective applicants with questions about the position are

encouraged to contact the mentors, Stafford Hood (, Jennifer Greene

(, Katherine Ryan ( or Thomas Schwandt


The College of Education and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provide strong

support for research and opportunities for collaboration with leaders in the field. The College of

Education is known for its groundbreaking research, innovative lpproaches to teaching, and

service to the global community. The College is comprised of four departments, Curriculum and

Instruction; Education Policy, Organization & Leadership; Educational Psychology and Special

Education. Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology and Special Education are

ranked in the top 10 nationally according to U.S. News and World Report. The College has 78

faculty actively engaged in research and over 650 undergraduates and 1100 graduate students

enrolled annually. More information about the college is available at

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